Who is doing a better job at revealing the shadowy operations of governments, corporations and others seeking power across the globe: the well-funded American news establishment, or Julian Assange, the suppressed WikiLeaks founder who runs a half-hour interview show while under house arrest in rural southern England?
After reviewing the first six episodes of Assange’s program, “The World Tomorrow,” which is broadcast by RT and available online, Glenn Greenwald at Salon.com gives his answer. —ARK
Glenn Greenwald at Salon.com:
Would someone learn more, be more informed about the world, from watching these episodes as opposed to, say, a standard American cable news program? Which is doing a better job of fulfilling the key journalistic functions of airing otherwise suppressed perspectives, highlighting highly consequential issues that are otherwise ignored, and shining a light on the world’s most powerful political factions? To ask the questions is to answer them. It’s also to explain why there is such intense animus toward Assange and WikiLeaks generally from America’s media stars.